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Appeals court upholds CIA leak lawsuit dismissal [Valerie Plame........]
Reuters ^

Posted on 08/12/2008 10:21:10 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Appeals court upholds CIA leak lawsuit dismissal Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:01pm EDT

By Andy Sullivan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dismissed former CIA analyst Valerie Plame's lawsuit against Vice President Dick Cheney and several former Bush administration officials for disclosing her identity to the public.

The Court of Appeals in Washington dealt another setback to the former spy, who has said her career was destroyed when officials blew her cover in 2003 to retaliate against her husband, Iraq war critic Joseph Wilson.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cheney; cia; cialeak; judiciary; novak; plameblame; plamegate; shadowgovernment; shadowgovt

1 posted on 08/12/2008 10:21:13 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Shame Scooter had to take the fall for that twit! Good on the Appeals Court!


2 posted on 08/12/2008 10:23:26 AM PDT by Devilinbaggypants (He who wishes to give little shouldn't ask for much.)
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To: Sub-Driver

3 posted on 08/12/2008 10:24:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (All that carbon in all that oil and coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back.....)
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To: Sub-Driver

When are we going to see arrests for leaking CIA ops to New York Times? When are we going to see firings for politicizing CIA?


4 posted on 08/12/2008 10:24:30 AM PDT by marron
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To: Sub-Driver
How do you file an appeal of a lawsuit against Cheney, when the real leaker ADMITTED IT ALREADY FOR CRIPES SAKE

and SHE WAS NOT COVERT, Her idiot husband was blabbing all over town that his wife was a CIA agent.

5 posted on 08/12/2008 10:27:38 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey B****. The guy who outed you is Richard Armitage. Big Time Liberal Democrat. I’m sure you’ll be filing suit soon, right?


6 posted on 08/12/2008 10:27:59 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“...former spy” ?


7 posted on 08/12/2008 10:30:09 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Sub-Driver
Valerie Plame was repaid with an early retirement and Joe Wilson got a book deal. Imagine if this scenario had occurred in Russia. Balerina Plamenco would have been transferred to an outpost in Siberia and Josef Wilsonofavich would have been given complimentary tea that glows in the dark.
8 posted on 08/12/2008 10:35:34 AM PDT by californio (Coast Guard Vet/ 211 Dick)
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To: Sub-Driver

20,0000 front page newspapers articles on the Plame story, and the court found the case had no merit. Not counting the other 20,000 front page stories about Joe Wilson’s ‘investigation’ which ‘proved’ Iraq was not seeking yellow cake, well until we found it a huge stockpile of it.


9 posted on 08/12/2008 10:35:37 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Always Right

OK, now can we prosecute Joe and Valerie for treason?


10 posted on 08/12/2008 10:38:33 AM PDT by Enchante (If oil was botox then Nancy Pelosi would have us drilling everywhere!!! (hat tip, STARWISE))
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To: Sub-Driver
Her whole story and suit was bogus.

She sat at a desk in Langley for so long that the law that covers covert operators does not apply to her. She was a desk jockey, not a covert operator.

She should be charged the amount of cash that has been expended in tax payers money in both court time and in defense costs.

This self-serving bimbo needs to be told to shut up and deflate her ego to normal proportions.

11 posted on 08/12/2008 10:39:52 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Enchante
OK, now can we prosecute Joe and Valerie for treason?

In an age when most people loved this country, we probably could. But now since the country is split, it wouldn't go anywhere.

12 posted on 08/12/2008 10:41:07 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Sub-Driver
NUTS!!! I was hoping this would go forward. The Judge is an idiot, though.

Government employees who engage in questionable acts, such as abusing prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay facility ...... cannot be held individually liable if they are carrying out official duties, the court said.

Oh, so Ex-PV1 England was wrongly prosecuted for her actions in Abu Ghraib? Nitwit judges...I'll bet this goof was a Clinton pick.

13 posted on 08/12/2008 10:41:13 AM PDT by cookcounty ("Yes we can't!!!" ---Gasbag Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver
“...who has said her career was destroyed when officials blew her cover in 2003 to retaliate against her husband.”

The left just keeps repeating this lie until they hope it is considered the truth. The only reason her name was brought up is someone asked why an anti-war liberal like Joe Wilson was sent to investigate the yellow cake claim, and the reply was that his wife worked at the CIA and she nominated him for the job. It was a legitimate question, and it discredited Joe Wilson as a liberal anti-war partisan who was sent because of his ties to the CIA—not as an objective person with the right qualifications.

The CIA is full of liberals who wanted the claim to be wrong and that is why they sent Joe Wilson, at his wife's recommendation. His wife is also a liberal, so the real crime here is the CIA was not doing its job properly and was playing politics.

Plame’s career has nothing to do with undercover work, and thus her career was not ruined by identifying her as the one who recommended her husband.

14 posted on 08/12/2008 10:44:17 AM PDT by HwyChile
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To: Sub-Driver

Note that the blurb takes the DNC line without mention of Richard Armitage.


15 posted on 08/12/2008 10:45:52 AM PDT by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: Sub-Driver; All

From the brief article it appears that dumb-ass judges accepted too much of the Plamegate propaganda — why not say that Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage is known to have ‘leaked’ the Plame name, so the other parties named in the suit are irrelevant; dismiss them from consideration. Now in the Armitage case, state that the Deputy SECY. of State Armitage was trying to explain to a reporter why a dim bozo like Joe Wilson was sent on a sensitive mission for which he had no evident qualifications, and his CIA (not covert) wife was the only and obvious explanation!!

OK, from a legal standpoint I suppose it is necessary to focus upon govt. officials in the course of duties, etc. but now they have created a blanket exemption that’s so broad that it would seem to allow Abu Ghraib perps to do anything, etc. THAT could well be the basis of appeal to the SCOTUS??


16 posted on 08/12/2008 10:52:52 AM PDT by Enchante (If oil was botox then Nancy Pelosi would have us drilling everywhere!!! (hat tip, STARWISE))
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To: Sub-Driver

bttt


17 posted on 08/12/2008 10:54:10 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Devilinbaggypants

Will this story ever die?


18 posted on 08/12/2008 10:54:44 AM PDT by samsmom
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To: fella

The whole affair was an attempt to manufacture a scandal where the DNC could find none.

How many convictions in the 8 years of the “bent one”?


19 posted on 08/12/2008 10:58:24 AM PDT by listenhillary (Obama - The Wizard of Uhs)
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To: Sub-Driver
Ahem....(warming up....)

BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAHAHAHA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA

20 posted on 08/12/2008 11:03:17 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (Just say NObama!)
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To: cookcounty
NUTS!!! I was hoping this would go forward. The Judge is an idiot, though.
Nitwit judges...I'll bet this goof was a Clinton pick.


Appointed by Reagan in 1985, replaced Scalia on the CoA. Voted to overturn the convictions of Oliver North and John Poindexter. Nitwit? Maybe, if you were wearing liberal rose colored glasses.
21 posted on 08/12/2008 11:03:46 AM PDT by Rep-for-real
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To: cookcounty
The Judge is an idiot, though.

Huh?

In the face of ~20K articles in papers all over the country painting pLame as a victim, this judge sees through the pLame sham, rules accordingly, and you call "idiot"?

I'll not jump to any conclusions and start painting you as a closet lib, but you're really going to have to get a little more on the ball, here, and explain where you're coming from in greater detail than you have.

From my position, I don't see where this ruling has the broad implications you seem to perceive that it has vis-a-vis government employees "carrying out official duties". But, granting that you may have a sound point, please elaborate; lay out your argument in full.

22 posted on 08/12/2008 11:19:51 AM PDT by HKMk23 (LIGHTS ON FOR DRILLING NOW! ...and wind, and solar, and nuclear, 'cuz it's not "either...or".)
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To: OldMissileer
She sat at a desk in Langley for so long that the law that covers covert operators does not apply to her. She was a desk jockey, not a covert operator.

If you take the position that Libby 'blew' her cover, then you must also say Joe Wilson, Richard Armitage also 'blew' her covert status.

You must also logically conclude that the Judge/Jury in the Libby-case also 'blew' Plame's cover. In order for them to have made a finding that she was covert, she must have been secretly out of the country somewhere during the period of her Langley deskjob. It's the only way, under the law, that they could arrive at that conclusion.

23 posted on 08/12/2008 11:21:57 AM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Enchante

Exactly who can levy a charge of treason? Can we make a citizens arrest?


24 posted on 08/12/2008 11:27:48 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (Success begets knowledge; failure begets wisdom.)
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To: Sub-Driver
***The court ruled Cheney and the others were acting within their official capacity when they revealed Plame’s identity to reporters.***

BINGO! It was NOT a leak, it was an on purpose because she was not covert!

25 posted on 08/12/2008 11:34:52 AM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dismissed former CIA analyst Valerie Plame's lawsuit against Vice President Dick Cheney and several former Bush administration officials for disclosing her identity to the public.

26 posted on 08/12/2008 11:52:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: Sub-Driver
Wow...the Bush Admin is having a great day:

Mukasey: No prosecutions in Justice hiring scandal

I guess we better put the DU folks on suicide watch, LOL!

27 posted on 08/12/2008 12:09:21 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Sub-Driver
I think the first leak was here.


28 posted on 08/12/2008 12:09:28 PM PDT by Foolsgold ("We live in the greatest country in the world and I am going to change it" Barry O'boomarang 2008)
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To: samsmom
Will this story ever die?

Let's hope not. It should be remembered and constantly reminded to future high (and not so high) government officials (particularly with "R" after their names) of what can and will happen to "Kinder and Gentler", "Uniters, not Dividers" and those who are under the influence of "New Tone" while being tone deaf.

29 posted on 08/12/2008 12:20:00 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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Conclusion: Rather than speaking publicly about his actual experiences during his inquiry of the Niger issue, the former ambassador seems to have included information he learned from press accounts and from his beliefs about how the Intelligence Community would have or should have handled the information he provided.

At the time the former ambassador traveled to Niger, the Intelligence Community did not have in its possession any actual documents on the alleged Niger-Iraq uranium deal, only second hand reporting of the deal.

The former ambassador’s comments to reporters that the Niger-Iraq uranium documents “may have been forged because ‘the dates were wrong and the names were wrong,’” could not have been based on the former ambassador’s actual experiences because the Intelligence Community did not have the documents at the time of the ambassador’s trip.

In addition, nothing in the report from the former ambassador’s trip said anything about documents having been forged or the names or dates in the reports having been incorrect. The former ambassador told Committee staff that he, in fact, did not have access to any of the names and dates in the CIA’s reports and said he may have become confused about his own recollection after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported in March 2003 that the names and dates on the documents were not correct. Of note, the names and dates in the documents that the IAEA found to be incorrect were not names or dates included in the CIA reports.

Following the Vice President’s review of an intelligence report regarding a possible uranium deal, he asked his briefer for the CIA’s analysis of the issue. It was this request which generated Mr. Wilson’s trip to Niger. The former ambassador’s public comments suggesting that the Vice President had been briefed on the information gathered during his trip is not correct, however.

While the CIA responded to the Vice President’s request for the Agency’s analysis, they never provided the information gathered by the former Ambassador. The former ambassador, in an NBC Meet the Press interview on July 6, 2003, said, “The office of the Vice President, I am absolutely convinced, received a very specific response to the question it asked and that response was based upon my trip out there.”

The former ambassador was speaking on the basis of what he believed should have happened based on his former government experience, but he had no knowledge that this did happen.

These and other public comments from the former ambassador, such as comments that his report “debunked” the Niger-Iraq uranium story, were incorrect and have led to a distortion in the press and in the public’s understanding of the facts surrounding the Niger-Iraq uranium story.

The Committee found that, for most analysts, the former ambassador’s report lent more credibility, not less, to the reported Niger-Iraq uranium deal.

During Mr. Wilson’s media blitz, he appeared on more than thirty television shows including entertainment venues. Time and again, Joe Wilson told anyone who would listen that the President had lied to the American people, that the Vice President had lied, and that he had “debunked” the claim that Iraq was seeking uranium from Africa.

As discussed in the Niger section of the report, not only did he NOT “debunk” the claim, he actually gave some intelligence analysts even more reason to believe that it may be true. I believed very strongly that it was important for the Committee to conclude publicly that many of the statements made by Ambassador Wilson were not only incorrect, but had no basis in fact.

In an interview with Committee staff, Mr. Wilson was asked how he knew some of the things he was stating publicly with such confidence.

On at least two occasions he admitted that he had no direct knowledge to support some of his claims and that he was drawing on either unrelated past experiences or no information at all.

For example, when asked how he “knew” that the Intelligence Community had rejected the possibility of a Niger-Iraq uranium deal, as he wrote in his book, he told Committee staff that his assertion may have involved “a little literary flair.”

The former Ambassador, either by design or through ignorance, gave the American people and, for that matter, the world a version of events that was inaccurate, unsubstantiated, and misleading. http://www.globalsecurity.org/intell/library/congress/2004_rpt/iraq-wmd-intell_pat-roberts.htm

30 posted on 08/12/2008 12:23:02 PM PDT by anglian
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To: Foolsgold
She could use a little less rouge, and her name and occupation is not italicized - that makes her photo stand out in the "group" and is a dead giveaway of her being a "plamt" [sic]. Apparently stories of CIA incompetence are not overstated.
31 posted on 08/12/2008 12:34:17 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: Devilinbaggypants

It is worse than a shame, it is a crime. It will be worse if Bush does not give Libby a FULL PARDON when he leaves office, along with Ramos and Compean.


32 posted on 08/13/2008 1:00:03 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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